The newest arrival on the tricity’s food map is the Boathouse. Arguably one of the largest microbreweries in the tricity, it is housed in Elante Mall. The interiors of this casual diner are inspired by a riverside community hangout and the place is a brainchild of city-based entrepreneurs Sandeep and Seema Sharma.
The owners have had a successful run in the hospitality industry with their popular catering company, Food Craft. However, it was their son Shubham Sharma’s frequent visits to Europe that got them to explore a theme-based microbrewery.
Holding true to its name, the Boathouse has a marine theme with boats, ropes paddles and fishing nets making up the décor. Blue hues of the water are the inspiration for the glass mosaic terrazzo floor recreated on the ground floor with a mix of boathouse loungers and dining tables. Free form solid wood community tables complete the bar zone on the ground floor which houses the fermentation and beer storage tanks stacked vertically in a double height space.
There are two Cabanas on the first floor, ideally suited for a large gathering. The amphitheatre styled casual seating with a convertible dance floor is the perfect place to shake a leg while enjoying your favourite craft brew. There’s an in-house DJ playing on Wednesday as well as weekends.
The menu hop scotches across cuisines from across the globe. While the microbrewery offers a selection of beer, Boathouse also prides itself for its coffee too. Choose from the likes of Kona coffee, Vietnamese coffee and Turkish coffee. The menu brings in various versions of Egg Benedict, soups, salads, quick bites to go with the drinks, sharing platters, burgers, sandwiches, pizzas and more. The chef recommends Malay Laksa soup, Bibimbap (a Korean rice dish) and Som Tam Salad. The place also houses a sushi bar. A meal for two here would cost around Rs 1,200.